I am using the techniques John suggested in the webcast. I am not sure I am using it completely efficiently yet but I have had a number of leads generated from it. All who I reached out to have been quick to respond and offered to help by forwarding anything they hear of, some have put me in contact with other individuals who may be hiring. Out of this I have at least five writing back saying they want to talk. Using the tactic of having common contacts on LinkedIn has gotten me in touch with the hiring manager.